Saturday, August 8, 2009

Package Counter

I always have a backpack/messenger bag with me whenever I report for work, buy some stuff at the mall, or do my weekly grocery shopping. It has become a staple of the 'Scud look' that an officemate expressed her surprise one Friday many months when she saw me without a bag strapped to my shoulders. I grinned. I had an important date that time and I didn't want to look geeky. But that's another story. One that I won't blog about.

The thing is whenever I enter some stores, like Bestseller at the Galeria, I am always politely asked to leave my bag at the package counter. I begrudgingly abide but is silently pissed when I see women with really BIG bags strolling the aisles.

I'm no sexist. I'm all for equality. But c'mon. Isn't that discrimination too? Women can bring in their bags and men can't? Is it because women keep their wallets in their bags and men keep it in their jeans? Is there a study published somewhere that I do not know of which shows men are more prone to shoplift than women?

15 comments:

Skron said...

A huge percentage of men want to shoplift. But women have the highest rate of successful shoplifting. I read that in Playboy once. It's only because women shoplift small things like lipstick and jewelries.

Andy said...

Women can get away with almost anything in our country. Wala tayong laban; matriarchal society kasi. Ehehe.

Off topic: Have you heard? They're holding Cinemanila in Taguig. Ang layo nun ah. Hirap kaya mag commute papunta dun. Kakainis.

The Scud said...

skron > oh. kaya pala women lang ang mga nahuhuli. the most famous shoplifter i think is winona ryder. hehe.

andy > alam ko kung sino tinutukoy mo. haha.
> yep. read the news in a forum. advantage sa akin. walking distance lang from the office. sa market market ba gaganapin? wala naman ata sinehan sa high street.

ShatterShards said...

What is it with women and those gargantuan bags? you can fit a desktop computer inside one of those, or maybe a toddler. Sometimes, when I don't want to bother about their rules, I just go past the guards and not acknowledge them, and they let me pass, backpack and all.

@ Andy & @ Scud: please tell me about the Cinemanila. I haven't heard news of it

The Scud said...

shattershards > masunurin kasi ako kaya iniiwan ko yung backpack. hehe.
> re: cinemanila, wala pa balita. venue pa lang ang naibalita.

gillboard said...

mahirap talagang maging lalake sa panahon nato... tsk tsk tsk..

hehehe

Andy said...

Sa Market Market daw yung screenings. Kakainis 'tong Cinemanila, paiba-iba ng venue.

DRAKE said...

Sigurado kang dahil sa "bag" yun!Baka naman mukha kang shoplifter?Hehehehe Joke lang pre!

Ingat

The Scud said...

gillboard > haha. pressure ba?

andy > very good news yan. nyahaha. malapit lang din naman yan from libis. 2 rides lang. :D

The Scud said...

drake > mukha daw akong pushover. nyahaha...

Raft3r said...

nyahaha
pareho tayo
ako din laging may dalang bag
pero di gaya mo
pasaway ako
when asked to proceed to the baggage counter, sasabihin ko agad di pwede
peroa ko nasaba bag
tapos
hehe

iya said...

basta ako walang comment sa bag, mas gusto ko malaman kung bakit di nai blog ang "Date" ? :P

The Scud said...

raft3r > sinubukan ko na yan. di pa rin pumayag ang guard. hehe.

iya > date? am i dreaming? :p

len said...

Disadvantage din minsan sa amin iyan. One time, papasok ako sa NBS. I want to leave my big bag sana pero sabi doon sa baggage counter I can carry it inside. :p

The Scud said...

len > nice twist! :D